"Underwood’s list-focused text is a fast, fun read and could inspire imaginative classroom projects around improbable list-making." - PW
"Readers will eagerly join Bicycle and "pedal headfirst" into this terrific adventure, which is chock-full of heart and humor." - Kirkus
"Fans of "Goosebumps" and the updated "Baby-Sitters' Club" graphic novels will find lots to like in this delightfully monstrous mash-up." - SLJ
The delightful and talented Katherine Battersby is new to EMLA, but not new to publishing. Her published books include the charming SQUISH RABBIT series, and her style immediately caught my heartstrings, despite a professed intention to steer myself toward the text side of the agent-sphere. (Yep, her work really is that awesome!)
Today, I'm delighted to share our first EMLA deal for Katherine—and here is the deal announcement below:
Tracy Gates at Viking has acquired SQUISH RABBIT creator Katherine Battersby's new picture book TROUBLE, about a city squirrel whose orderly life is interrupted by the arrival of a new neighbor: a bear who is CLEARLY up to no good. Publication is tentatively planned for summer 2020. Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency did the deal for North American rights.
Readers all over are in for a treat with this quirky and charming project. Hooray and huge congrats, Katherine!